Thursday, October 28, 2021

Celebs visiting resorts

Latin America: Bill Gates Takes an Island Eco-Holiday in Belize

The founder of Microsoft took his family on a whirlwind vacation around the Central American country of Belize, including a jaunt to its most famous private island resort.

(Bill and Melinda Gates)

With a star-studded roster of visitors that includes British royalty, Hollywood celebrities and some of the …Read More: Latin America: Bill Gates Takes an Island Eco-Holiday in Belize

Island Resorts

Worldwide: Part 2 – Private Island Holidays at Attractive Prices

In this second installment of our two-part series, Private Island News looks at more of the most affordable private island holidays – including islands you’ll have all to yourself!

As an update to Monday’s article on inexpensive (yet fun and exotic) private island vacations, Private Island News is now bringing you a new crop …Read More: Worldwide: Part 2 – Private Island Holidays at Attractive Prices

Island Resorts

Worldwide: Part 1 - Private Island Holidays at Attractive Prices

The glamorous world of private island resorts may lead to the conclusion that these holidays only come at sky-high price tags, but a surprising number of island trips can be had on a very reasonable budget.

As the Director of Travel for the prestigious Hamburg-based firm Vladi Private Islands, Olaf Lock and his specialist …Read More: Worldwide: Part 1 – Private Island Holidays at Attractive Prices

Breaking Island News

Maldives: The Island President Speaks Out

Less than three months after his controversial resignation as president of the Indian Ocean archipelago of the Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed is back hitting the press circuit.

(Film at theislandpresident.com)

It’s almost unheard-of for the leader of a small country like the Maldives to achieve international prominence, but in the …Read More: Maldives: The Island President Speaks Out

Island Resorts

Asia: Thailand’s Amazing Private Island Movie Theatre

An ultra-luxurious private island resort in Thailand’s resort district is sponsoring a new film festival that incorporates a unique floating movie theatre, designed by a famous German architect.

(Image: Buro Ole Scheeren)

The main problem with Thailand’s innovative new movie theatre, which floats in the Andaman Sea off the …Read More: Asia: Thailand’s Amazing Private Island Movie Theatre

Island Market

Canada: Government Selling Iconic Lighthouse Islands

A number of Eastern Canada’s most famous island lighthouses are being offered for sale by the government, but alas, only conservancies will be eligible to bid.

(Spectacle Island Lighthouse, Mouton Bay)

Nova Scotia is renowned for its scenic coastal beauty – vast expanses of forest, intricate bays and inlets, …Read More: Canada: Government Selling Iconic Lighthouse Islands

Development

South Pacific: Marlon Brando’s Tahiti Island Comes to Life

The late film icon’s beautiful tropical island in Polynesia is getting a new lease on life with the development of a new luxury resort.

(Image of Tetiaroa by Farhad Vladi)

Just north of Tahiti, about 35 miles across the deep blue South Pacific seas, lies a small atoll that, …Read More: South Pacific: Marlon Brando’s Tahiti Island Comes to Life

Governments buying Islands

Canada: Field Naturalists Buy Third Lake Superior Island

Following a recent trend of conserving islands, part of Northern Ontario’s plentiful untouched wilderness has been purchased by a local group devoted to the study of natural areas.

(Image of Bowman Island via www.tbfn.net)

On one of the Thunder Bay Field Naturalists’ hikes amid the wilderness that surrounds Lake …Read More: Canada: Field Naturalists Buy Third Lake Superior Island